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Crowdsourced waste removal system

An initiative to remove waste from mountain regions in Nepal

Carry me back is an initiative to solve global problems through local solutions where everyone can participate

With carry me back, we want to tackle the waste management problem in the mountain regions with no access to easy transportation and recycling factories. 

How? By involving trekker to transport 1 kg of waste to a lower region where it can be recycled. 

2

trekking
season

5,300

kg of waste removed

3,250

participants

 
 
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The first project

carry me back was born in the beautiful pristine mountains of the Khumbu region. 

In November 2019, we piloted the system and 2,500 trekkers transported bags containing 1 kg of shredded waste from Namche Bazaar to Lukla Airport.

Since spring 2022, we have restarted the program and we will expand the pick up stations across the Sagarmatha National Park and other regions in Nepal. 

 

Would you like to implement carry me back in your region?

Our efforts do not finish in the Khumbu region. We aim to replicate this model in other mountain areas across Nepal and the rest of the world. If you would like to know how, get in touch with us.